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Bagasse-based ethanol plant in Colombia [Registered]

Bagasse is eminently suitable feedstock for the production of cellulosic ethanol. Colombiana de Biocombustibles Celulósicos (“COLBIOCEL”) has chosen Chemtex to supply its technology PROESATM Process for an eighty-five thousand metric ton per year (85 ktpa) cellulosic ethanol plant. The plant is located in Chitaraque, Colombia. PROESATM is effectively consolidated bioprocessing. It utilizes enzymatic hydrolysis in the pre-treatment stage to breakdown cellulosic feedstock to release C5 and C6 sugars. These are then subjected to proprietary simultaneous fermentation to produce beverage and fuel-grade ethanol.…

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